Student Involvement Advisor

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Hyde Park Campus

58669 Center for Leadership and Involvement

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Job Summary:

The Student Involvement Advisor serves as a resource for student leaders, supports organizational development, and creates and manages a collection of physical and electronic resources for student organizations. The Student Involvement Advisor will advise a diverse portfolio of Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), including components of the UChicago Student Government. The Student Involvement Advisor works with Center staff in the design of the mandatory yearly training for RSO leaders, as well as, the required trainings for new RSOs. This position is also responsible for the coordination and development of several Orientation Week programming for first year students. As a member of the Center for Leadership and Involvement, the Student Involvement Advisor works with students and staff to actively encourage student involvement in organizations, programs, and student life at the University of Chicago and supports the mission and vision of the office.


  • Advise and support a diverse portfolio of student organizations. For the assigned organizations, this could include, but is not limited to, offering programming advice and assistance, mentoring organizational leadership, attending organizational meetings and events, assessing organizational risk and ensuring compliance with University policy, developing training opportunities and materials, promoting financial competency through fiscal management accountability and skills development, and providing connection to campus resources.
  • Collaborate with Center staff to create robust office communications and web presence: produce and distribute the bi-weekly, electronic RSO Newsletter with timely information for organizations; develop and publish content on the CLI website and social media platforms to highlight student involvement; coordinate advertising, collection of nominations, and selection of annual RSO award winners to celebrate student group accomplishments.
  • Develop and implement a robust training program for RSO and new RSO leaders – this training program is mandatory for every RSO and is inclusive of University policies and organizational development modules.
  • Advise multiple components of the UChicago Student Government, including the Student Government Funding Committee, Program Coordinating Council, and the Council on Academic Teams.
  • Serve as a steward of University resources and work with students to ensure that all policies and procedures are observed.
  • Serve as a member of the CLI team and assist with various office programs and projects. This includes attending and monitoring major CLI and the University events; and other duties as assigned.

  • Display Emotional Intelligence
  • Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion
  • Foster Partnership & Collaboration
  • Communicate Effectively & With Influence

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in liberal arts field is required
  • Preferred: Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or student personnel.

  • Demonstrated success in working with diverse and complex student organizations required.
  • Experience in working with students and advising student organizations in a student affairs or student life environment required.
  • Event planning experience is required.
  • Experience in organizational bookkeeping or budget management is required.
  • A minimum of one year of experience managing projects or programs required.
  • Preferred: Prior experience in the preparation and presentation of workshops.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Must be able to work independently and carry out assignments and projects without detailed instructions.
  • Ability to understand the needs of the University of Chicago community and work with students, faculty and staff in a wide array of situations is essential.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Evening and weekend work required, including flexibility of work hours and availability to attend to emergent situations on campus as needed.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 7/20/2018
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